Owens and Perkins volunteered at the Andre House of Hospitality of Arizona.
We enjoyed getting involved with the community and were amazed to how
much work goes into preparing these nightly meals.
Since 1984, Andre House has been dedicated to feeding the homeless community
in Phoenix. Their mission started simply with having volunteers cook a
huge pot of soup that was brought down to the train tracks in downtown
Phoenix. After 25 years and a lot of dedication, Andre House's simple
pot of soup has grown into a building with a full-size kitchen, serving
line, and main dining room area that accommodates 150 guests, including
an additional small dining room for families and people with special needs.
Both nights, the crew from Owens and Perkins, along with Andre House's
regular volunteers, prepared each meal from scratch. Using donated food
from local food banks, we peeled oranges and sliced strawberries to make
fruit salad. We also chopped potatoes, shredded the lettuce, set up the
dining room and drink area, and rolled silverware for each of our guests.
As the guests arrived, we greeted them with smiles and each guest received
a huge tray of food along with endless supply of water and coffee. Every
guest was more than thankful and appreciated the work that we put into
serving their meal.
The soup line was opened for just one hour; however, within that short
amount of time, we provided over 600 meals each night. At the end of the
night, we swept and mopped the dining room, washed the dishes, and broke
down the dining room stacking chairs and moving tables.
Owens and Perkins takes pride in helping and serving our community. A lot
of preparation and hard work goes into making these meals for people in
need. However, it was a great experience and we enjoyed ourselves. The
attorneys and staff of Owens and Perkins are looking forward to our next
community service event.
If you find yourself needing a Scottsdale attorney, please call Owens and
Perkins at 480.630.2464, to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced
attorneys. We will be with you every step of the way!